The Great Houdini Escape Room is an 80 minute team building and problem solving experience located in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. A group of 6 to 12 colleagues must work together, communicate, and collaborate in order to solve the mysteries of the room and discover the secret way out. It’s challenging — but a lot of fun.
Teams will want to discuss what they did right — and what they missed — after the experience. Did they listen to each other? Did they work together? How did they determine who would do what during the experience? Did they collaborate to solve puzzles? How did each team member contribute? What may have tripped them up?
Played by Teams From…
A team from Twitter recently played the room. Here’s what they had to say:
This was probably the most fun offsite my team’s ever done, and we’ve done a lot. A perfect combination of problem solving, communication, and crazy excitement.
If your team is larger than 12, your group will need to split up into two or more teams and play separate games. The Roosevelt Escape Room and the Great Houdini Room can be booked for the same time slot* so that two teams (up to 12 players each) can play concurrently, accommodating up to a total of 24 players simultaneously. For groups larger than 24, an additional room or rooms will need to be reserved to accommodate your whole party.
We currently have two rooms available – one Houdini Room and one Roosevelt Room. It is not possible for us to host any more than two rooms at time.
For scheduling assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs!
Subject to availability of both rooms.
There are plenty of additional entertainment options in and around the Palace of Fine Arts for groups looking to extend their visit, or to entertain members one group while another is playing the room.
ClueKeeper Palace Hunt
The puzzle hunt takes groups around the beautiful lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts and will take about an hour to play. It is played using the free ClueKeeper app available for iPhone and Android. The hunt itself costs $10 per team.
Poster Palace Hunt
This puzzle hunt is played inside the Palace of Fine Arts building (also known as iHangar). Players must solve puzzles that appear on 10 posters around the inside of the 80,000 square foot complex. Pencil and paper are all that are required to play the game, and teams can find both, plus a useful worksheet, at the Palace Games table inside the Palace. The hunt takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes and is free.
The Palace grounds are lovely for a stroll and the beach and Crissy Field are a close walk away (across the street). The House of Air (trampolines) and Planet Granite (indoor rock climbing) are in the Crissy Field area. The Palace is also adjacent to the Presidio — home to the Disney Family Museum and the Letterman lagoon and lawn. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area — in the Presidio and on Chestnut Street especially — that are great for groups.